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Vancouver, BC – As politicians and policy makers grapple with transit, jobs, and affordability ahead of municipal elections, an important new study offers insight into what immigrant and refugee...
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Since 2011, Vancouver Foundation has invested significant time, energy, ideas and money in bringing together foster care youth and immigrant and refugee youth, listening to them, and empowering them...
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Fresh Voices at VAFF
November 2, 2017
Our Fresh Voices initiative ‘My Mother’s Home’ film celebrating migration, motherhood, and diversity is being screened this Thursday night at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival! Each year VAFF...
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#LOSTVOTESYVR is a campaign to make our local government accountable to everyone who lives in Vancouver
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative offers a way for immigrant and refugee youth from across B.C. to engage in dialogue and action to identify and remove barriers to their success. One of...
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The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim filmmakers to challenge prejudice and help foster greater inclusion of Muslim youth within Canadian society.
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has joined a new national campaign to address Islamaphobia. The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim...
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Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative recognizes the outstanding contributions that immigrant and refugee youth make to their communities. One form of recognition is through the annual Fresh...
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On May 18th, nearly 200 people filled Vancity Theatre for My Mother’s Home 2017, a celebration of migration, motherhood, and diversity, and the first event of the 2017 Fresh Voices speaker series...
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Fresh Voices 2016 Awards
On December 5, 2016, over 200 young immigrants, refugees, and adult allies descended on the Terminal City Club for Vancouver Foundation’s 2016 Fresh Voices Awards. Our Fresh Voices initiative Awards...
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Community Causes Learning Series - Social Services: Support for Immigrants and Refugees
November 1, 2016
This fall, Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISS of BC) opened their doors and invited our guests in for a tour of their new multi-service Welcome Centre. Please watch their grand opening video here...
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Fresh Voices Awards
December 5, 2016
The Fresh Voices Awards recognize the inspiration and leadership of immigrant and refugee youth in British Columbia and across Canada, working to advance social change based on themes and priorities...
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Fresh Voices
December 4, 2016 to December 5, 2016
The 2016 Fresh Voices Forum is a unique opportunity for young people to speak directly to diverse stakeholders including government officials, service providers, community leaders and most...
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Syrian Youth Refugee Consultation
"This was the first time in ISS of BC history that we brought together former refugee youth within their first year to Canada and asked them how their settlement experience has been going to date as...
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VANCOUVER, BC, March 18, 2016 – Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is pleased to announce a $500,000 contribution from the Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees (Welcome Fund) to the Vancouver...
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Looking back, 2015 was a big year for Fresh Voices. The ongoing Syrian refugee crisis turned the spotlight on the journeys of immigrants and refugees to Canada, and we found our voices and...
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Diego appearing on CBC News
With the arrival of Syrian refugees in B.C. high on the mainstream news agenda, Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team members Dina Ganan and Diego Cardona have been speaking to the media about how the...
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Freshvoices new website
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has launched a new website: freshvoices.ca The Make-It-Count campaign website has served us very well. An amazing 2,399 signatures to our petition, and...
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Fresh Voices 2015 Awards
Vancouver Foundation proudly announced the winners of the 2015 Fresh Voices B.C. Awards and the 2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award to a packed crowd of young people, community members,...
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October 3, 2015 to October 4, 2015
Join other immigrant and refugee youth for 2 days of dialogue and action-orientated conversations with great music, workshops, food, and skill building activities. Fresh Voices is helping to host the...
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October 2, 2015
The 2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Awards provides a $1,000 bursary to two inspiring young immigrant, migrant or refugee individuals, aged 14-24, who has demonstrated excellence and impact in...
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“They’re an inspiration,” Michael Galli says about refugee students he has met during his 20-year tenure teaching English as an additional language (EAL). Galli is past president of BC TEAL, the...
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19th Birthday Exhibit Youth who were formerly in government care currently comprise 40% of homeless youth in British Columbia. Many of these young adults transitioning out of care face challenges...
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On May 13th 2015 our Fresh Voices initiative hosted “My Mother’s Home” to honour the stories of resilience and diverse migration journeys of racialized immigrant and refugee mothers in British...
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May 13, 2015
Where: VANCITY THEATRE 1181 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 2E8 When: Wednesday May 13th, 2015 Doors open at 5:00pm Price: FREE , register at http://tiny.cc/freshvoices by Monday May 11 Program: 5:...
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December 8, 2014 to December 9, 2014
Vancouver Foundation's Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team continue to find fresh ways to speak directly to different government and community stakeholders. In partnership with B.C.'s Representative for...
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The summer sun streams into the Teen Lounge at Surrey’s City Centre Library. The “hangout” room is designed specifically for youth. It’s a fitting location to interview Saad Al-Samarrai, a...
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